Charism and Mission Living Together

Hearts reach out to a world in need.

Charism is a gift that flows from God’s love to the world. Reflecting God’s love, 350 years ago, six women gathered on a daily basis to share their hearts and serve their neighbor’s needs. These women were dedicated and responsive to the needs of the day. In 1650, they formally became the Sisters of St. Joseph, fulfilling God’s love by “uniting neighbor with neighbor and neighbor with God, without distinction.”

Elms College lives this charism through our core values of faith, community, justice and excellence in an effort to manifest change in the world and in our lives. All are welcome on the journey to unite with us in responding to the world.

We provide experiences of faith formation, spiritual exploration, cultural awareness, and educational experiences that are reflective of Elms mission. We challenge you to look closely at how you interact in classes, at jobs, in relationships, in the community and the world. The goal of reflection is to find the spiritual underpinning in a lesson or an idea and  to leave yourself open to a change of attitude or action in your daily life.

In short, we journey with each other, transforming into better versions of ourselves.